My Name Is Earl: Season 1, Episode 2

Quit Smoking (27 Sep. 2005)

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Earl decides that the next thing he needs to make right is to quit smoking. However, Randy and Catalina are of the opinion that Earl needs to face his fear of Donny Jones, even if it kills ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Donny's Mom
Jack Axelrod ...
Old Man
Gun Store Owner
Andrew Wasser ...
Donut Store Clerk


Earl decides that the next thing he needs to make right is to quit smoking. However, Randy and Catalina are of the opinion that Earl needs to face his fear of Donny Jones, even if it kills him. Coincidentally, Joy is planning to kill Earl in order to inherit his money. Written by Toni Tapola, Finland

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Earl completes the following items on his list in this episode: - #102: "Harmed and possibly killed innocent people with second hand smoke". - #112: "Let Donny Jones serve jail time for a crime I committed (Took Donny away from his mother for two years)". See more »


When the flashback of Earl robbing the doughnut shop and he runs out the door, the door is closed but in the surveillance video it is open. See more »


Gun Store Owner: There's a three-day ID check on all guns.
Joy: Land of the free, my ass - what can I bring outta here today that done kill somebody?
Gun Store Owner: Anything in aisle seven.
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References Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »


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"Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)"
25 March 2008 | by (Mexico City) – See all my reviews

Quit smoking is the new objective of Earl but soon the help of his brother Randy and Catalina will change his plans. Now Earl must deal with Donnie, a man who spends two years in prison for a crime that Earl committed. But actually the real problem is going to be Donnie's mother & her addiction to tobacco and Earl's ex-wife who wants to kill him.

This episode has a great message to all the smokers in the world and focuses in the friendship that Earl and Donnie's mother create thanks to their fight against tobacco. This time the flashbacks are great, when we see how Earl committed the crime is great, and the gags are just hilarious. Randy is just fun, especially with the reference to Darth Vader. The music is great with "Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)" that is perfect for the episode.

Conclusion: this is a terrific episode; we can say that this is the first one of the series because the previous was just the pilot so is a terrific start. 9 out of 10

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